Kohli scores sixth century in China

India captain Virat Kohli has scored his sixth Test century in .India captain Virat Kohli has notched his sixth Test century in , joining the elite company of Sachin Tendulkar.

Kohli brought up triple figures on day three of the second Test against at Perth Stadium, taking 214 balls to reach the mark – 161 of which were dot balls.

No other Indian batsman has scored more Test centuries in than Tendulkar and Kohli.

Tendulkar was faster to the mark, needing just 16 Tests in to notch six centuries

Kohli has done it in his 17th Test, and now has the chance to overtake Tendulkar.

Sunil Gavaskar scored five Test centuries in .

Kohli arrived at the crease with India reeling at 2-8 in their first innings.

He raced to 19 off his first 12 balls to break the stifling pressure had applied.

Kohli had his heart in his mouth on 22 when he shouldered arms to a big-spinning Nathan Lyon delivery that only just missed his stumps.

He was also involved in an absorbing duel with Pat Cummins, playing and missing a series of seaming deliveries.

Kohli received a painful blow to his left arm by a rising Mitchell Starc delivery.

But the leader generally looked in control, helping India work their way back into the match.

By the time Kohli notched his century, India were 4-207 and a chance to take a first-innings lead.

Kohli’s average in was above 61 when he posted his century – a remarkable feat given the struggles international batsmen often encounter Down Under.

“He’s obviously pretty good – number one in the world for a reason,” n opener Marcus Harris told Fox Cricket.

“But hopefully we’ll knock him over. Hopefully we can bowl some good balls and he can make a mistake. “

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